I've just installed some updates through microsoft update when a high priority one for Net Framework 3.5 Assistant(or something like that) was pushed through. I also installed updates for Atheros lan driver and IE 8 compatabaility view list. I restarted my computer, then logged onto Battle.net with WarCraft III. After logging on I got several notifications asking for outbound permission(they were green) for something about "LSA Shell", but it said they were published by Microsoft(My firewall is on Interactive mode). I denied them not knowing why I was suddenly getting new things wantign to use the internet. I'm using ESS version 4.0.437.0. Has anyone else had this with recent updates from Microsoft, or know what it is that is trying to communicate? Edit: Ok so I just realise that the new firewall build for ESS might have updated at teh same time, so that could be the reason. Anyone else had this?